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Entrepreneurship - Part 2

July 17, 2015

 

Interview with Jay Samit, author of the book Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation

 

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Mike Carruthers:
It seems like everybody wants to be an entrepreneur today - and why not?

 

Jay Samit:
Entrepreneurs are just problem solvers. You have problems in your life; if your life has a ton of problems you have a wealth of opportunity.
 

 


Jay Samit

Why Little Things Matter

July 15, 2015

 

Interview with Tom Peters, author of the book The Little Big Things

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Let’s say you go into a restaurant and the food is good but the bathroom’s kind of gross. Will you remember the food and forget the bathroom?

 

Tom Peters:
The way human memory works you’re going to forget about the croissant and you’re going to remember the bathroom and you’re going to tell 10 friends. The truth of the matter is we remember the little stuff.
 


Tom Peters

Say What You Mean

July 10, 2015

 

Interview with Meryl Runion, author of the book Speak Strong: Say what you MEAN. MEAN what you say. Don't be MEAN when you say it.

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Say what you mean - it seems like simple straightforward advice but so often we don’t.

 

Meryl Runion:
So many of us have been taught not to say what we mean for the sake of social nicety or to keep the peace.
 


Meryl Runion

Performing Under Pressure - Part 2

July 7, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the book Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

 

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Mike Carruthers:
One way to perform better under pressure is the reframe the task as an opportunity rather than a pressure situation.

 

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger:
The key is to minimize the injurious affects that pressure has - it downgrades our thinking, our judgement it even bends our ethics.
 


Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Performing Under Pressure

July 6, 2015

 

Interview with Dr. Hendrie Weisinger, author of the book Performing Under Pressure: The Science of Doing Your Best When It Matters Most

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Performing under pressure why is it so hard to do well when so much is at stake? It all has to do with the uncertainty of the outcome.

 

Dr. Hendrie Weisinger:
And that uncertainty translates into anxiety. And anxiety makes everybody do worse in a performance situation.
 


Dr. Hendrie Weisinger

Making Your Ideas Stick

July 3, 2015

 

Interview with Chip Heath, co-author of the book Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Some ideas stick with us for a long time; other ideas die the minute after we hear them.

 

Finding Your Perfect Career

July 1, 2015

 

Interview with Marianna Olszewski, author of the book Live It, Love It, Earn It: A Woman's Guide to Financial Freedom

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you’re still not exactly certain what the perfect job or career is for you, here’s some advice…

 

Marianna Olszewski:
We all have talents and if we follow those talents the money will come, I promise you, I promise you, I promise you.

 


Marianna Olszewski

Make Better Use Of Your Time - Part 2

June 24, 2015

 

Interview with Laura Vanderkam, author of the book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Everyone it seems wants to make better use of their time.

 

Laura Vanderkam:
I think if you want to spend your time better the best thing you can do is figure out how you’re spending it now. So I always encourage people to keep track of their time at least for day, ideally a week if you can.
 


Laura Vanderkam

Make Better Use Of Your Time

June 23, 2015

 

Interview with Laura Vanderkam, author of the book I Know How She Does It: How Successful Women Make the Most of Their Time

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Nobody it seems has enough time. We’re short on time, we run out of time, or do we?

 

Laura Vanderkam:
I think we often tell ourselves stories that life is stressful and crazy and busy. I mean that’s what everyone answers when you ask, “How’s life going?” Well it’s busy. But I find that if we actually track our time life is often a little bit more reasonable than we give ourselves credit for.
 


Laura Vanderkam

Making Ideas A Reality - Part 2

June 16, 2015

 

Interview with Tina Seelig, author of the book Insight Out: Get Ideas Out of Your Head and Into the World

 

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Mike Carruthers:
If you ever get an idea for a product or service and it seems most of us do your next step is to do something to make it real.

 

Tina Seelig:
The only way to bring your ideas to life is to get other people involved. Now this is getting other people involved to fund your venture, to join your team, to buy your product - and this requires your ability to inspire other people.

 


Tina Seelig

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